The Young Enterprise Scheme is run by the Economics Department for pupils in the Lower Eighth (Year 12).
The school runs three teams. Each team will have to launch and run their own business, and so raise their own finances, develop their own product and service, market and trade their product to the public and compete against other schools and colleges nationally.
The Young Enterprise competition is organised in the Richmond and Kingston Area. Competition between schools from this area is particularly strong. The school has an outstanding record, winning UK company of the year three times, the European finals twice, and reaching the national finals one other time.
St Paul’s School achievements include:
- 2018-19, AirBand, Most Innovative Product, South London Final Winners, Richmond and Kingston Borough Winners
- 2017-18, Surelight, European and National winners, plus receivers of the “Citi Foundation Client Focus Award“, with two teams members, recognised by the “JA Alumni Leadership Award“
- 2017-18, RaySafe, Best Interview, Area Finals
- 2015-16, H2U – smart water bottle: Best Social Enterprise, Area Finals
- 2015-16, Sterling – miniaturised top-up battery for a phone: STEM award, South London finalists
- 2014-15, Proteus – ClickBoard app that turns an iPhone in to a mouse: Best product, South London finalists
- 2013-14, Atlas – anti RFiD wallet: STEM award from NPL
- 2012-13, Spinnaker – a flavour-dispensing bottle cap: Best product, Area Finals
- 2011-12, Meta – doodle pencil case: Area Finals – best publicity
- 2011-12, Endeavour – Flavourz – flavoured pencil cap: London Finalists
- 2010-11, Summit – perfume pen: European and National Winners
- 2004, Occasio – Rag Bag: National finalists